Month: November 2013

10 Things I’m Thankful For

Today is Thanksgiving in America and from my knowledge of it from TV and movies, there’s a big dinner and you’re grateful for stuff. So here’s 10 things I’m thankful for: 

  1. Getting into college: This is a big thing that happened in my life this year. I’m very fortunate to get into UCC and I love my life here.
  2. My family: Since I don’t see them as much anymore due to college and people living in other places. So when I do see them, I try to make the most of it and enjoy their company.
  3. My friends: To my old and new friends, I love them equally. Like my family, I also try to make the most of them when I see them.
  4. My boyfriend: He is a fantastic, smart, funny and caring person. He is so awesome it is glorious!
  5. College Dinners: If it wasn’t for them, I would starve. Thank you!
  6. My love of writing: If it weren’t for that, I’d have no poetry, no blog or no articles. And thank you to all my faithful readers! 
  7. Blackboard: This device for notes in UCC is my saviour for missed notes!
  8. The Internet: Because internet.
  9. My bed:It’s so soft and warm!
  10. Male British Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston are so pretty, lovely and awesome people who are amazing actors. I love them so much!

That’s it. What are you grateful for? You can comment under my blog. I want to wish all my American friends and readers a Happy Thanksgiving!

5 Reasons Why Children Are Awesome

Today is World Children’s Day and to celebrate this I will discuss how awesome children are, whether or not we have or even know children. 

  1. They are cute: They are smaller, have chubbier faces and have a weird way of running. There is something about them being more miniature is something that makes people gush over them.  How they look, how they speak and how they act makes people go “Aw!”.
  2. They say the funniest things: With a lack of understanding in tact or social construct, children say out loud what is on their minds. This results in hilarity. I could list out everything funny I’ve heard children say but it would take forever.
  3. They are smart: Despite millions of dollars/pounds/euro being spent on educational shows, books and toys to teach kids numbers and letters amongst other matters, they are much smarter than adults give them credit for. I learned this when I did work experience when I was in Transition Year. I spent a week talking to children between 5 and 12 years old and was amazed by what they knew and how well spoken they are (especially the younger ones). 
  4. They have great enthusiasm for life: It’s true to say they are less experienced and more innocent about everything that happens in the world, but you must admit that their ambition to try and discover new things is pretty admirable. If adults had half as much ambition to do good in the world, it would be a much better place.
  5. They are fun to be with: If you ever get a chance to play with them, you will not regret it. It’s even funnier when children beat grown ups at games such as my then 9 year old cousin beat my then 19 year old brother at snooker without trying or when a six year old girl beat me at Mario Kart on the Wii last summer. It also brings you back to a time when you were that age. 

 

So there you have it! Children are pretty awesome people. It doesn’t matter if you have kids or not, or even if you like kids, they are pretty cool people.

“It’s Not Bullying If…”

“It’s not bullying if it happened on the bus. It only happens in school. It’s just horseplay. Lighten up!”

“It’s not bullying if he tries to throw your toys or books out the window when the bus is moving. He’s only joking.”

“It’s not bullying if he made you feel worthless and weak. You’re just paranoid.”

“It’s not bullying if he hurt you against your will. You’re six and handicapped. It was your fault in the first place.”

It’s not bullying, it’s torture.